Dick Kuijs

Video Director – Musician – Producer

“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”
– Frank Zappa –

About Me

Welcome on my website.

I am a musician, TV-director and a (cultural) entrepreneur. On this site you’ll find some information about my current and past activities.

In recent years a substantial part of my work consists of TV/video directions of large (music)productions. I directed TV-productions of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (for AVROTROS, Unitel, ARD/ZDF, MEZZO), the Wiener Philharmoniker (Musikverein Vienna for ORF), Luxembourg Philharmonique (Unitel Classica), Dianne Reeves (Jazz award recordings), Anne-Sophie Mutter, Buena Vista Social Club, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Yuja Wang, Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw, Fay Claassen, Opera South (first 3D opera recording in the Netherlands), Opera2day, the Operas “Hamlet” and “Ring des Nibelungen” in Vienna, and many more.

 

What I’m doing

video director

I am a director of video and (live) TV broadcasts, national and international.

I directed TV programs and video recordings of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Tokyo Symphonie Orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker and many others. I’m working for TV broadcasters like AVROTROS, NPR (Netherlands), ORF (Austria), ARF, ZDF, WDR, Unitel Classica (Germany), MEZZO (France) and Medici.tv

musician

I am a pianist, composer and arranger.

I have written music for radio and TV programs. After my classical piano studies at the Amsterdam Conservatorium I studied composing and arranging jazzmusic. I wrote music for jazzorchestra’s like the Metropole Orchestra and the Skymasters and for symphonic orchestra’s as wel. I wrote music for film, documentaires and theatre. 

 

my company

I’m partner in ‘PolyCast Productions’ and run a production company: ‘Castus culture*music*media’.

PolyCast is a video and TV recording company and has a TV studio in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. PolyCast makes TV recordings national and international.

Castus is a production company for audio, video and TV productions.

www.castus.nl                    www.polycast.nl

some recent directions of (live) TV-broadcasts

Juan Diego Florèz and Friends

Short compilation if a one-off benefit concert in the Musikverein Vienna with 15 world famous opera singers on one stage. Live broadcast for ORF III and Fidelio.

Rotterdam Philharmonic with Joyce DiDonato

A live stream for Medici.tv of the 100 year anniversary concert (and goodbye concert of chief conductor Yannick Nézet-Séquin) from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

A special "Ring des Nubelungen" from Theater an de Wien, Vienna

Wagner’s “Ring des Nibelungen” in 4 days and in a very special performance live for ORF III and Fidelio.

Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Zubin Metha

A live broadcast of the Wiener Philharmoniker under the baton of Zubin Metha.

Gatti Meets Amsterdam

New appointed RCO conductor Daniele Gatti presented to the audience in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. International live broadcast.

Wiener Philharmoniker and Gustavo Dudamel

An inspiring Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker during a live broadcast for ORF

PolyCast Studio during live broadcast

A glimpse in the studio at the start of a live broadcast to 40 countries of the farewell concert of Mariss Jansons from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Ring Des Nibelungen

A live broadcast and recording of a very special edition from “The ring des Nibelungen” in Theater an der Wien, Vienna.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti

A majestetic performance of Mahler 2 for a live broadcast on MEZZO TV and for a BluRay production.

Openingnight Concert Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

The openingnight of the new season by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Diane Damrau uder Thomas Hengelbrock. Live broadcast via MEZZO-TV to 40+ countries.

Openingconcert Grafenegg Festival

A live broadcast from the Openingnight of the famous Grafenegg Festival. Concertante performance of ‘Der Freischütz’.

Opera Hamlet in Theater an der Wien

A live broadcast and recording for ORF of the newly written opera “Hamlet” in Theater an der Wien, Vienna.

Theodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna

From the Konzerthaus in Vienna a live recording from the energetic Theodor Currentzis and his MusicAeterna. Here with a Beethoven symphony.

Die Jahreszeiten from "Schloss Esterházy" in Eisenstadt

From the place where Haydn wrote much of his music we recorded the Haydn Philharmonie under Nicolas Altstaedt.

Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim and the Wiener Philharmoniker

A live broadcast and recording for ORF of the EWiener Philharmoniker from the Musikverein with the unbelievable Martha Argerich conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

contact

info@castus.nl